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Directed by Suraj
Produced by Viswanathan Ravichandran
Written by Suraj
Starring Arjun
Music by D. Imman
Cinematography U.K. Senthil Kumar
Vaidy S
Edited by Manoj
Release date
7 September 2007
Running time
165 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 12 crores
Box office 56 crores

Marudhamalai is a 2007 Tamil action comedy film starring Arjun, Nila, and Vadivelu. The film was released on 7 September 2007. During its release, this film had a grand opening and it became a commercial success at the Box Office.


Marudhamalai (Arjun), a police constable, goes to work in the village of Nachiapuram after passing his police exams and getting a merit. Here he meets 'Encounter' Ekambaram (Vadivelu), his senior officer. He is asked to do all sorts of work for him, and one day, Marudhamalai loses a convict on the way to the court due to Ekambaram's soft heart. He then is to clean the floors of the inspector's house and there he falls in love with Divya (Nila). Then, later in the market, after Ekambaram is humiliated by a beggar, Marudhamalai sees Maasi (Lal), the 'boss' of the city, killing a person who stood for a candidate in the elections. Then the election commissioner comes to the place, and he discovers that elections have not been held for 16 years in the city due to Maasi's opposition.

Also, he challenges Maasi to stop him from holding elections in that area. Then, during the election day, despite lot of security, Maasi's men, with the help of a man who acts as a guard, come and drive away the people who came for voting and are about to kill the commissioner, when Marudhamalai's father (Nassar) slaps Maasi for creating violence. At that time, Marudhamalai comes,beats up Maasi's men, and humiliates Maasi in front of all the people by handcuffing him with his dhoti. Maasi is then arrested, and all attempts to release him fail. For his bravery, Marudhamalai is promoted to the inspector of the station. Later, he kills Maasi's two brothers using various methods, and Maasi vows to kill him the day he is released. Later, as Maasi is released, Marudhamalai gets an order to kill him. He fights the men single=handedly and kills them, proving his bravery. He also starts loving Divya, and she starts loving him too.



The soundtrack features six songs composed by D. Imman and lyrics penned by Pa.Vijay and Thabu Shankar.[1]

Song Artist(s)
"Hey Yenmama" Karthik, Suchitra, Megha
"Marudhamalai" D. Imman, Anitha Karthikeyan
"Marudhamalai II" Madhu Balakrishnan, Anitha Karthikeyan
"Oonjaliley Oru Angeley" Karthik, Dr.G.K.Lavanya
"The Khakhee Story" Vasu, Naveen, Karthikeyan
"Yenna Velay" D. Imman, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan


The satellite rights of the film were sold to Kalaignar.[2]The comedy track of this movie with Vadivelu was a huge success and is still a regular on the televison channels.

Critical reception[edit]

Behindwoods wrote "On the whole a good fun filled first half and illogical second half explains Marudhamalai."[3] Sify wrote "It is a mass movie laced with all essential ingredients that will work big time at the box-office."[4] Rediff called it "yet another potboiler about an upright young police constable single-handedly wiping out goondas and rowdies, armed with a bare minimum of weaponry and lethal fists."[5]


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